New International The Last Jedi TV Spot Gives Us a Better Look at DJ

The latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spot is a whole minute long and it offers us a few new shots from the movie, including the mysterious DJ character played by Benicio Del Toro.






Here are some screenshots of the new scenes:




We’ve already noticed DJ being part of Finn’s and Rose’s undercover mission in the heart of the First Order from The Last Jedi behind the scenes footage released by USA Today:



This time, it seems DJ has removed his cap, and either his cover has been blown or perhaps he ended up betraying Finn and Rose. This is all just speculation, but I am reminded of Del Toro’s early interviews for The Last Jedi when he was trying to explain that his character was not a villain but at the same time not necessarily a good guy either.


Also, this time we see Rey training with her staff instead of the lightsaber. I guess she was still not ready to use the Jedi’s weapon in the previous spots.




Also, in yet another TV spot, that poor rock that Rey keeps whacking at finally meets its doom.:




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80 thoughts on “New International The Last Jedi TV Spot Gives Us a Better Look at DJ

  • November 21, 2017 at 12:30 am

    That rock had it coming.

    • November 21, 2017 at 5:55 am

      what was it cooking?

  • November 21, 2017 at 12:58 am

    My head is about to explode from the awesome. More awesome please.


    • November 21, 2017 at 4:22 am

      I swear if that is the case, then I will applaud. Because, Force Repulse is one of my personal favorite Force powers, next to Battle Mediation(Criminally underrated ability). Plus, it would make sense for Luke as I always saw him using Telekinesis for shoves, pushes and bursts of energy that knock everyone back.

      And considering it has been 30 years, I expect he’d be insanely strong. But I doubt we will see Legends Luke of strength.

      • November 21, 2017 at 7:00 am

        I’m trying to stay positive we will get the real Luke.

        • November 21, 2017 at 8:15 am

          I can understand your sentiment. Really, I have come to accept what LF is doing. In my eyes, the NC is an alternate timeline and the main timeline for me is Legends. Not that I expect people to agree. But really, it allows me to judge this rendition of Luke Skywalker for myself.

          Because I am curious to see how Rian Johnson handles Mark Hamill because I do love RJ as a director. I know I am going to sound hipsterish but when he was announced for Episode Eight I cheered. And shook my head for Abrams.

          Was right for the first one, hopefully, I will be right for the second.

          • November 21, 2017 at 10:14 am

            Star Wars for me now is like staying with someone after they have cheated on you. Your going to give them another chance, but you can’t help but remember how they are a vicious life-sucking bitch from which there is no escape, and you remember how much you hate them, but you stay with them anyways cause you care about them.

            Everybody has their one thing, and my one thing was the EU, even more than the movies, and yes I grew up with the originals.

          • November 21, 2017 at 1:29 pm

            kudos for the Armageddon reference 😀

          • November 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm

            Nice catch. You are a Gentleman and a Scholar.

          • November 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

            The EU, while great in spots, was barely Star Wars at times, so your viewpoint is so insane to me haha.

          • November 21, 2017 at 4:04 pm

            And I cannot blame you. I got into SWs because of the EU, namely KOTOR. A game I argue is the magnum opus of the franchise. And I know that KOTOR 2’s story mode is more complex. But KOTOR1’s story is so simplistic, yet it has a lot to dissect out of it. Before, that I was a casual movie fan.

            For me, the NC I just find a mixed bag. Some great stuff, like Thrawn, Bloodline, and even Rogue One. But other stuff, like Rebels, main SWs comic(I heard it has gotten better) and other stuff I just found is mediocre to mixed.

            And TFA to me I just found hollow. I know there will be fans who will want to skewer me with their lightsabers, but while not a bad film; I just cannot get behind it. Starkiller Base went overboard with the ANH homages, and the self-references at times felt like a parody.

            I also didn’t appreciate the lack of world building. I come from the series from a lore and world-building perspective. I want good characters too, but that was what kept me invested in SWs. The PT isn’t good movies, but they added a lot to the mythos.

            I also loved the actors but found most of the characters paper thin, except Kylo Ren. He was great. But I do have hope. One of my favorite directors of all time is helming TLJ. And to me, I can see it to quote Lor San Tekka “Setting things right”, in that it will hopefully deliver on some mystery questions from TFA, while also being its own original thing.

            Because truthfully; I was SWs to be its own thing. It needs to stop living in the glory days and move on in my view.

          • November 21, 2017 at 7:31 pm

            I have no problem with new characters. Hell most of my favorite characters in the EU were new characters.

            But what pisses me off is this rush to get rid of characters. This rush to cram in as many new characters as possible is diluting the good new characters. Poe, Rey and Kylo would have been enough for the new movie. But instead we get the forced in comedy relief Finn. Poe could have easily helped Rey get off of Jakku. But I guess we needed, cute lines about Reys boyfriend more than character development.

            And the fact that the original cast did not get one last scene together, is absolutely unforgivable.

            I have read all the new canon and I have to force myself to finish it. Not only is the forced diversity crap a complete distraction f (I literally have this checklist in my head going boy-girl-boy-girl), but none of the stories feel connected with the Star Wars universe.

          • November 21, 2017 at 7:56 pm

            I will never understand JJ Abrams decision to intially kill off Poe Dameron. It’s Oscar Isaac! Has he not seen Ex-Machina. And I contend that 50% of TFA’s problems could have been solved if he had been there. 1) no liar revealed BS with Finn 2) Poe piloting the Falcon to escape 3) Added tension to Starkiller base as we got to know him (Seriously, I ask anyone to watch TFA’s third act and ask if they are invested fully.).

            I could go on. Poe should have been the Han Solo for the next generation in that he is the seasoned, experienced fighter. Finn I felt was underserved. His change was too quick. Imagine, if the movie had his friend, slip, executed by Phasma during the Battle of Jakku for screwing up? That would have made Finn’s turn a lot more genuine.

            And him running from the FO; I mean okay, but I just found it underwhelming. He was all over the place. And Rey, I just found her a bit bland. Ridley did an excellent job acting wise, but really her motivations on staying on Jakku were paper thin.

            Kylo was the only well developed character I found and the one I am the most invested in. But as for your point on the original cast, yes; absolutely a wasted opportunity. Even a brief photo of them all together would have been better.

            Because, I get not wanting to overshadow the new characters, but I doubt that is mutually exclusive. You can have the trinity reunite and developed our new trinity.

          • November 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

            The overshadowing excuse is the weakest argument I have ever heard. They had no problem of Han, Luke and Leia overshadowing the new characters in the trailer to get asses in the seats, but it’s a problem when actually telling the story. Come on if they are true in their conviction in regards to the new characters, then feature the new characters in TFA trailer.

            Oh wait, that would cost them money.

            So frustrating.

            Poe could have been one to carry the franchise, but instead they decided to water down his character to fit others in.

          • November 22, 2017 at 12:11 am

            Honestly, I see that as a lot of a marketing thing where they wanted to get a lot of the mainstream audiences in seats. Especially after, the prequel trilogy. But I’m not debating you in how they implemented this movie. Really, the plot of TFA very much comes off as made my committee and playing it so dangerously safe.

            Truthfully, they could have had Luke, Han and Leia in senior most positions: Luke and Leia, being leaders of the Jedi and Senate, respectively, and Han being a smuggler. And have the New Jedi Order operating. Not as big or widespread, but a small, unit that has separated itself from galactic politics.

            And then have Rey, Finn and Poe. Maybe, the former two are students at the academy and we see Kylo’s change to the darkside during the course. Oh, well. Hopefully, TLJ LF will have listened. Because, I know people who liked TFA who made it clear that if TLJ is anything like ESB; they will walk away from the franchise. But I doubt Rian Johnson would do it, willingly.

          • November 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm

            Poe was gonna die in TFA until they changed it so you are just making things up.

          • November 30, 2017 at 4:43 pm

            So you dislike women in star wars and you seem to dislike Finn. Hmm.

        • November 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

          This is the real Luke. 30 years will change a man.

      • November 21, 2017 at 8:34 am

        Force Repulse was also my favorite Force power. Let us not forget that, as it seems, every Jedi had their own talents.

        Most fans would say that Obi-Wan was particularly gifted in mind control as we’ve seen multiple times (which is also one of the foundations of theories regarding Rey being related to him as she proved naturally gifted when using this skill on a stormtrooper without training).
        Then of course there is Darth Vader’s Force Choke.

        I would love to see that Luke has developed his talents in such a way.

        • November 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm

          In Legends, it was stated that the Force being this esoteric aspect of its function and ability was such that it could be molded. And depending on the Jedi or Sith’s preferences/ strengths they can learn new powers/ be adept at prior ones.

          For example, Maris Brood from The Force Unleashed was highly skilled in Force Cloak and Beast Control. Shak-tii specialized in telekinesis and animal fauna control. I’m not sure how the NC has the Force works but really, my hope is that for the ST we get to see that going forward.

          For example, Kylo Ren; I love his Force grip/stasis power as that seems like a really cool advanced dark side take on Telekinesis. And if BF2 is any indicator, I want to see that power being exploited.

          As for Rey, I want to see powers that best utilize her strengths and skills. For example, a part of me wished she had force clairsentience: the ability to see the past of an object. It would have worked given she was a scavenger. Or like BF2, awareness of the Force to such an extreme level, she can detect multiple enemies, like a radar/infrared.

          For Luke, Repulse and some power attacks would be nice. But also, maybe some subtler applications of the Force like empathy and healing.

          • November 21, 2017 at 4:48 pm

            I admit I never got to follow Legends, but it seems interesting.

            Through the video games, we’ve seen some interesting Force powers. I totally agree it would be great to get to see some of those abilities exploited (no need for anything too impressive, just a sort of new way to use a power close to the ones we know would be nice).

            For Rey, one thing we have seen so far is her ability to have a vision while touching Luke’s lightsaber (the past and maybe some of the future) and we also know she apparently could see Arch-To in her dreams (see Kylo interrogating her).

            Between her visions and mind control/resistance abilities we could imagine she’d develop a power using these two talents. She might be able to send a vision to someone, or to control the mind of someone or something even if they’re far away. Who knows?
            Anyway, I’m hoping she’ll find her OWN way of using The Force

      • November 21, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        Not wanting to read too much into a character based on a video game – however – in BF2, force repulse is one of Luke’s abilities.

    • November 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      I will gag if anything from that terrible game comes to pass.

      • November 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

        Lots of people don’t want narrative. They want two hours of strung together video game cut scenes.

  • November 21, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Benicio’s screenshot = “You talkin to me?”

    • November 21, 2017 at 8:24 am

      He needs a mirror and a Magnum 44

  • November 21, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Who thinks D.J. will eventually be revealed as being Ezra Bridger? Just curious.

    • November 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

      No one cares about Ezra Bridger.

      • November 21, 2017 at 7:04 am

        I care and WackyBanth cares. So your statement is false.

        • November 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm

          Let me rephrase: No one making the sequel trilogy cares about Ezra Bridger.

      • November 21, 2017 at 4:13 pm

        Ezra is okay, and I enjoy Rebels enough. But I really have no desire to see the animated characters featured in any of the live-action movies. I mean, getting a glimpse of Chopper and the Ghost in Rogue One was cool, but I’d keep such things as Easter eggs and little else.

        Except for Puffer Pigs. They should be in the movie. Lots of them.

    • November 21, 2017 at 5:27 am

      I think it is possible.

    • November 21, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Pablo Hidalgo already debunked this theory several times.

      • November 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

        Good to know 🙂

      • November 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

        Well nothing they have done up to this point has created a cohesive universe. Why start now?

  • November 21, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Luke (to Rey): Who are you?

    Finally ruling out any chance Rey is his daughter.

    • November 21, 2017 at 5:35 am

      Rey (to Luke): I am no one.

      • November 21, 2017 at 10:04 am

        Kno-Wan Kenobi 😛 haha

        • November 21, 2017 at 6:24 pm

          No One Stark 😛

    • November 21, 2017 at 5:58 am

      He might know who she is but not want to let on that he knows. Like Yoda pretending not to know Luke?

      • November 21, 2017 at 7:35 am

        Yoda knew who Luke was. (This one, a long time have I watched…) He did not ask Luke his identity. He did ask “I am wondering… why are you here?”

        It was Luke who asserted. “How could you know my father?You don’t even know who I am.”

        • November 21, 2017 at 7:46 am

          Yoda might not have asked Luke who he was, but Luke had no idea who Yoda was, and Yoda did nothing to introduce himself. To me, that’s the same thing as pretending not to know who Luka was?
          For all I know, Luke honestly doesn’t have a clue who Rey is.
          But asking who she is doesn’t prove that.
          We’ll know in a bit over three weeks!

      • November 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm

        I just can’t see a plausible explanation for Luke leaving Rey with Unkar Plutt.

        • November 21, 2017 at 4:11 pm

          Yeah. If he did, that was a pretty heartless form of abandonment. I would imagine that Luke could have hidden here in a much more…I don’t know…fatherly way. Ditching a crying child on a backwater planet with someone like Plutt isn’t something Luke would do.

          Something else happened, and I don’t pretend to know what it is.

          • November 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm


          • November 21, 2017 at 4:54 pm

            Looking at how she was abandoned, I’d have to guess that it was someone pretty nefarious. I’ve always liked the idea that Kylo Ren placed Rey on Jakku. He held off from killing her when he assaulted the Jedi Temple with the other Knights of Ren. The reason? Eh, who knows. But he did. And in that, he might have planted the seed of his redemption in the midst of his plunge into the dark side. Kylo also seems somewhat aware of Rey’s location and that’s she’s special.

            But the years and ages don’t add up. If Rey is 19 and Kylo Ren is 29, then he tossed her on Jakku when he was only 15. And according to Bloodline….well…this has all been hashed over before.

          • November 21, 2017 at 8:35 pm

            I know right. Also he’s a very powerful Jedi master. Would make more sense, if he was her father to have her close by.

          • November 21, 2017 at 9:13 pm

            I just don’t think she’s his daughter. At this point, I think she’s just Rey and not necessarily related to anyone else that we’re familiar with.

          • November 22, 2017 at 2:02 am

            Yeah, I agree. Since seeing The Force Awakens that’s my train of thought.

        • November 22, 2017 at 1:05 am

          What if Rey is the student who destroyed Luke’s academy though, and Luke didn’t have the heart to kill her, so he dumped her on Jakku?

          Maybe the whole temple destruction was a long time ago (not the 6 years ago we saw in Bloodline), and it was little Rey throwing a tantrum that accidentally killed people? Luke realises it’s not her fault, so he won’t kill her, etc.

          Maybe after the temple’s destruction, Luke ‘retires’ or maybe he starts a second jedi temple. Then, when Leia sends Ben to Luke, Luke trains him and loses him, and THAT becomes the final straw that ‘breaks’ Luke Skywalker?

          In the novel of TFA, Kylo clearly knows who Rey is, but I agree with the posters below, I don’t think Kylo is the one who left her there on Jakku.

          To be honest, I think I could handle Luke running away and abandoning the galaxy after multiple failures, but I’m not sure about just one?

          • November 22, 2017 at 2:01 am

            Then, why didn’t he just leave her on the planet where his academy was? He could have just taken off by himself, and left her there, rather than flying across the galaxy to deliver her to Plutt on Jakku.

          • November 22, 2017 at 3:33 am

            I don’t know, ask Luke! 🙂

            It depends whether he has wiped her mind, or maybe because she was so young (about 5?) she didn’t understand what she was doing, and has forgotten all about her powers?

            Also, maybe Luke legitimately doesn’t recognize her, because he thought he would never see her again, etc?

            I really don’t know – I know I’ll find out shortly after 11am on Thursday, 14 December Sydney time though 🙂

          • November 22, 2017 at 7:57 am

            That’s the same time I’m seeing it here in Scotland, but 11 hours behind Oz.

          • November 22, 2017 at 8:31 am

            I’d love to go to the midnight session the day before, but I’d rather be wide awake to experience TLJ in all it’s glory for the first time. Can’t wait!

    • November 21, 2017 at 7:05 am

      Because Lucas Film would never try to intentionally mislead us???

      • November 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

        The funny thing is that after The Force Awakens, Rey being Luke’s daughter was the most popular theory. Obviously she is the Skywalker, but it was just too in your face obvious, if a little challenging to explain (see Unkar Plutt). Now, leading up to The Last Jedi release, opinion has changed, and support for that theory has radically waned. Few still believe it. If it does turn out however to be that Luke is her father, then I can’t help feeling it will be a major let down.

    • November 21, 2017 at 8:26 am

      Even if he was her father and had last seen her when leaving her stranded on Jakku, he may not recongnise her at first.
      Of course he would probably feel her with The Force as well as he sees her, but who’s to tell her awakening didn’t affect how she feels to him and make it more difficult to see who she really is.

      Anyway, I still think her being Luke’s daughter is kind of too obvious. I hope they don’t fall for such an easy trick. Hell, they could even place a “No, I am NOT your father” 😀

      • November 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        I would have to agree with you.

    • November 21, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      If Rey was made from Luke’s DNA* by Imperial scientists in a secret lab on Jaaku, then Luke wouldn’t know her.

      * — They used the DNA from Luke’s hand which was recovered from Bespin. (And his saber, too.)

      • November 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

        Then there’s that.

    • November 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      It could also be a question of a more existential nature. I think that is the direction. They would not reveal something like that in a trailer

  • November 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

    getting the inkling that DJ will betray finn and rose similar to the when lando betrayed every one in empire. also, its interesting the rey still has that staff, still holding out hope that she builds her own double bladed saber.

    • November 21, 2017 at 5:34 am

      Looking the explosions footage in that huge hangar where Finn meets Phasma, it seems he would betray them a bit late.

      • November 21, 2017 at 6:38 am

        He might pull the complete Lando. Betrayed… and then immediately decides to help them instead.

        • November 21, 2017 at 8:05 am

          I don´t know, I see him walking in what seems that hangar, then explosions and Finn fighting Phasma… I believe there is not betrayal.
          But I wonder where are Poe and Rey at the same time… even where are Leia and Luke.
          For me those are good questions, the movie will answer.

    • November 21, 2017 at 8:20 am

      I agree with you on Rey. Ever since TFA I’ve been feeling like she would be perfect to wield a double-bladed lightsaber (kind of a Jedi version of Darth Maul).
      But I keep in mind that Luke didn’t make his own lightsaber until ROTJ so no having much hope of seeing that in TLJ.
      What I would really like is for Rey to make her own double-bladed saber in Ep.IX and to have us actually see her do it (as we never saw it for Luke and didn’t even really know when Yoda had taught him about how it’s done).

      • November 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        It would be cool to see a different color saber too. A double bladed green yellow or violet would be interesting

        • November 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

          Though it is not needed as far as I’m concerned, I wouldn’t mind it. I personaly own a lightsaber (not a “real” one of course) and the blade is a sort of greenish blue that I really love.

    • November 21, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      “… still holding out hope that she builds her own double bladed saber.”

      I wouldn’t be half-surprised. She’s already demonstrated a proficiency with the staff. It definitely seems to be her weapon of choice.

  • November 21, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Maybe I’m dumb/out of the loop… but I’m happy to see his role doesn’t look too small. Always sounded to me like a character you meet. He sets them up with whatever and it’s goodbye.

  • November 21, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Let us not forget his name is not DJ.

  • November 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

    It’ll be so weird (in a good way) to see Dr. Gonzo in a Star Wars movie 😀

  • November 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    R.I.P. “Yoda rock”.

  • November 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    The rock is Snoke.

    • November 21, 2017 at 4:05 pm

      In the history of the world, no rock has cracked that many times. : )

  • November 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    What a waste of an actor!! What a wasted opportunity if he is not used in a much bigger role. Am I the only one who was hoping he was a Dark side Force user?

    • November 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm

      Not sure it’s such a waste. He seems to have a kind of “Bad Boy” role. Should we remember that Han Solo was the bad boy in the OT?
      Don’t get me wrong, I’m not expecting his role to be as important as Han but who’s to say he won’t be remembered for it? I haven’t seen the film yet, none of us have. I just choose to keep faith.

  • November 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I think DJ is going to betray them just like lando and they said he’s a slicer so he must now some encrypted codes and use that to his advantage and They said maz hooks up connections to him from her criminal background. He’s probly a rogue and just works for whoever pays him most. I was hoping he was somehow a old retired boba fett

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